1. Peleliu, Germantown visit Subic Bay, support PHIBLEX

    The ships, and embarked staffs and Marines, arrived in Subic Bay ahead of the Philippines-U.S. Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX), which began Sept. 29.

    USS Peleliu (LHA 5), as seen from USS Germantown (LSD 42), sits moored in Subic Bay Sept. 30. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Amanda R. Gray)
  2. US, Bangladesh Navy Begin 4th CARAT Maritime Exercise

    The fourth annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise between the two navies kicked off Sept. 25.

    USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) arrives in Chittagong to take part in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Cody Hitson)
  3. Coronado Performs Live-Fire Test of Norwegian Strike Missile

    The crew of the littoral combat ship successfully performed a live-fire demonstration of a Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile duringoff the coast of Southern California, Sept. 23.

    A Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile is launched from USS Coronado (LCS 4). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Zachary D. Bell)
  4. Valiant Shield 2014 Comes to Successful End

    The fifth iteration of Valiant Shield came to a close in Guam Sept. 23 after nine days of joint air, land and sea interoperability training between the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Army.

    Ships from the George Washington and Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Groups and aircraft from the Air Force and Marine Corps operate in formation at the conclusion of Valiant Shield. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Trevor Welsh)
  5. Navy Bids Farewell to Penniman

    Rear Adm. Russell “Feet” Penniman retired after 35 years in the Navy during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, Sept. 20.

    Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., left, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, congratulates Rear Adm. Russell S. Penniman during Penniman’s retirement ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Jason Baird)
  6. Gold Anchors Grace Collars of New Chiefs at JBPHH

    Following six weeks of training, 32 Sailors assigned to various Hawaii commands received their gold anchors, chief combination covers and joined the Chiefs Mess during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony Sept. 16.

    Newly pinned Chief Petty Officers from Navy Region Hawaii stand in formation following a chief pinning ceremony held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Tiarra Fulgham)
  7. U.S., Canada, Japan to Conduct Exercise off Southern California

    Royal Canadian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy ships will participate in a Task Group Exercise off the coast of Southern California Oct. 20-31.

    (U.S. Navy file photo/MC3 Jess Lewis)
  8. NAACP Honors Military Leadership on Pearl Harbor

    Yeoman 1st Class Latoya Calvin received the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Inspirational Leadership Award Sept. 13.

    Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, poses with Yeoman 1st Class Latoya Calvin after she received the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Inspirational Leadership Award. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Wilbur)
  9. U.S. Joint Forces Sink Former USS Fresno During Valiant Shield

    Ships and aircraft sank the decommissioned former USS Fresno (LST 1182) as part of the exercise Valiant Shield 2014, Sept. 15.

    USS Stethem (DDG 63) fires a Harpoon missile during a sinking exercise Sept. 15 as part of exercise Valiant Shield. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Alonzo M. Archer)
  10. Valiant Shield Exercise Kicks Off in Pacific

    More than 18,000 joint force service members from 30 units, including 200 aircraft and 20 ships are taking part in the exercise which began Sept. 15 in and around Guam.

    PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 15, 2014) The guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) fires two SM-2 missiles during exercise Valiant Shield 2014. Air and sea units from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force participated in the sinking exercise of ex-USS Fresno (LST 1182) to gain proficiency in tactics, targeting and live firing against a surface target at sea in conditions that couldn’t be simulated otherwise. (U.S. Navy/CS2 Fidel C. Hart)

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